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  • Por-syndicate transporters’ federation leader arrested in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu, May 4

    One of the key leaders of the ‘pro-syndicate’ group of public transport operators in Nepal has been arrested on Friday afternoon, police said.

    Saroj Sitaula, the general secretary of e Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs (FNNTE), was arrested in Bhrikutimandap in Kathmandu, a few hours after home minister Ram Bahadur Thapa ordered police to arrest the leadership of the Federation for going on strike illegally.

    According to a police source, Sitaula was on his way to a press conference when he was held by police in civvies. He is being held at the Metropolitan Police Range in Singha Durbar.

    Sitaula, who is believed to be aligned with the CPN Maoist Centre, was coordinating protests against the government decision to force transport operator groups, working as NGOs, to register as companies.

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